Death on a Deadline (A Homefront News Mystery)
Death on a Deadline is a story set in 1942 during the war. The town has set up a fair and is promoting the sale of war bonds to help the troops. A Hollywood Victory Committee is also coming to town and although Clark Gable will not be making an appearance, film star Tommy Harrison will be. Only Tommy ends up dead and it turns out he was on most people’s bad sides. Editor-in-Chief of the Progress Herald, Irene, finds herself investigating the murder mystery and helping to prove Tommy’s wife, Angel, is not guilty.
I really loved going back in time and experiencing life in a small town during the war. Everything including the dialect was so old-fashioned! This book is a fun read and there are so many interesting characters; all of whom seem like they could be suspects. Greta Grey, a mean gossip tabloid lady, is in town and is as snarky as ever and Belinda Fox, Tommy’s girlfriend who says he is going to leave Angel for her, is a little too full of herself. This cozy mystery is sure to please readers of this genre!
|Crooked Lane Books
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller